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Yahoo Celebrity Awards 2014 launches in Philippines

Aren't you excited to know who will be the winners for Yahoo Philippines'  Yahoo Celebrity Awards of 2014?


 June 4, 2014, Thursday at the Amber Ultralounge in BGC, people from the press, online media, bloggers and celebrities gathered to witness the debut of the much awaited and most celebrated event that highlights the local scene of Showbiz and entertainment in the country, the Yahoo Celebrity Awards. 

This year's ceremony of awarding the most influential celebrities and icons includes 140 nominees under 28 different categories

Marian Rivera, announced as Media Magnet of 2014 at the Yahoo Celebrity Awards
Mike, Yahoo's Country Sale Manager, announced the Media Magnet for 2014, Ms. Marian Rivera

Previously known as the Yahoo OMG! Awards, the debut of Yahoo Celebrity Awards of 2014, features over a 100 nominees from almost 30 categories that includes TV and movie celebrities, celebrity-couples, Sports Icons, Radio DJs and many more. The launch is very memorable as Yahoo Philippines added ten new categories from 2013's 18 categories. This is very timely as the scene keeps on evolving and the fans can't just be caged on a certains category for the celeb of their choice. 

Janella Salvador, aka Nikki Lim from Be Careful with my Heart. So stunning & gorgeously-looking @superjanella

The addition of the 10 new categories gives the fans more options to choose from and will help them decide much better. Also, on this day the Yahoo Celebrity! Philippines website was also officially unveiled. To Mike's surprise, even before the launch a lot of Filipinos all over the world, already casted their votes. He was so amazed with the ingenuity of his Filipino brothers and sisters here and abroad, due to the flood of votes that came in, days before the media launch.

New Categories added to Yahoo Celebrity Awards of 2014

  1. Celebrity Couple
  2. Celebrity Family
  3. Male Hothlete (Hot Athlete)
  4. Female Hothletes 
  5. Band of the Year 
  6. Male  ‘Kontrabida’ (Antagonist)
  7. Female ‘Kontrabida’
  8. Emerging Band
  9. Song of the Year
  10. Social Media Star


Commenting at the launch, Kate Delos Reyes, Country Manager & Country Editor of Yahoo Philippines said “Yahoo Celebrity Awards honors not only the Pinoy stars but also the fans who propel them to stardom. We put the fans front and center because they fuel the engine of the entertainment industry.  In the last three years, Celebrity Awards has earned overwhelming response from the audience, a testament to how much we Filipinos love our celebrities.”


Jeron Teng at the Yahoo Celebrity Awards media launch
Will Jeron Teng, a nominee for Yahoo Celebrity Awards 2014 bag the Male Hothlete recognition?


Did you know that the Yahoo Celebrity Awards is already on it's fourth year?  This became a yearly event, honoring the top celebrities and icons from different fields like movies, music, radio and television, who are voted into the top ranks by their fans from across the world. Uniquely “Powered by You” - Filipino fans nominates their favorite stars who are also Filipinos. So by simply going to the website, one can vote and help his/her the celebrity of his/her choice win the specific category

The actual event and announcement of the winners for Yahoo Celebrity Awards will be on July 18, 2014 and will held at the SM MOA Arena in Pasay City.

Mike & Kate,  Yahoo Philippines Managers, hosted the Yahoo Celebrity Awards of 2014
Mike Constantino, YahooPH's Country Sales Director & Kate Delos Reyes, Country Manager and Country Editor of Yahoo Philippines





Mike Constantino, Country Sales Director added, “The immense popularity of the Yahoo Celebrity Awards makes it an effective platform with a wide reach, for advertisers to engage their audience both online and on-ground. We are happy to partner with the leading brands in their categories to deliver some of the most sought after entertainment content generated through the Celebrity Awards to Yahoo users in Philippines.” 
Sam Oh hosts Yahoo Celebrity Awards 2014 media launch
Sam Oh!  joins Mike and Kate in hosting the starstudded night of Yahoo Celebrity Awards' media launch


What's with the name change, from Yahoo OMG! Awards to Yahoo Celebrity Awards? 
“After three successful editions the Yahoo OMG! Awards have been renamed as Yahoo Celebrity Awards this year.  These awards are an extension of the Yahoo Celebrity site and what it stands for – rich, exciting content for entertainment enthusiasts. We believe the new name better reflects what the Awards stand for, and we are confident that fans in Philippines will show their overwhelming support for the awards this year around too.” - Nitin Mathur, Senior Director, Marketing, APAC
Ritz Azul at the media launch of Yahoo Celebrity Awards 2014
You can't go wrong with TV5's talent, Ritz Azul
Yahoo encourages all fans to vote for their favorite celebrities at yahoo.com.ph/celebrityawards. Voting opens now until July 12, 2014. Users can follow the awards on Twitter at @yahooph #YahooAwards and “Like” the Yahoo Philippines Facebook page. Find more on Yahoo Celebrity
Christian Bautista during the Yahoo Celebrity Awards media launch
If we're not mistaken, Christian Bautista is the first one to arrive at the Launch of Yahoo Celebrity Awards 2014
You are all invited to attend the Yahoo Celebrity Awards on July 18 at Mall of Asia Arena. Grab your free passes at SM Tickets.  
  

The Yahoo Celebrity Awards is supported by leading brands in Philippines, including McDonald’s, KakaoTalk, PLDT HOME Bro Ultera, JAG Jeans and Emperador Light. 

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